PACT resident company Ninefold returns this October with its acclaimed 'Wyrd: The Season of The Witch'. Audiences are invited to witness this unmissable event; a story of malevolent ambition and uncanny horror performed with Ninefold’s hallmark power and precision for a strictly limited season of only four shows.
‘Wyrd: The Season of The Witch' received its debut season at PACT in June and is returning this Halloween with beguiling NEW material that will make it a must see for both fresh and familiar faced audiences. This is Shakespeare’s Scottish play pulled apart and remade crisp, strange and contemporary. 'Wyrd' sees a powerful warrior identified only as ‘Our Lady’ unleashed the malevolence of the Wyrd Ones upon the world in the hopes of satiating her burning ambition to be crowned. But all debts must be paid and Our Lady’s triumphs quickly decompose into a nefarious nightmare of Lynchian horror. The devil truly is in the detail of this tightly choreographed performance. Featuring Shakespeare’s original text cut from Macbeth, reordered and stitched back together with toe-tapping 50s pop songs, powerful choral speaking and high energy movement. Do not miss this return season of Wyrd: “you won’t have seen another Shakespeare adaptation quite like it.” (Jason Blake, Audrey Journal)
Dates: Wed 31st October to Sat 3rd November
Venue: PACT, 107 Railway Pde Erskineville
Price: $33* full/ $25 concession
* 'Wyrd' has a total lock out and latecomers will not be permitted to enter the theatre once the performance has started. Audiences are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time.
As a collaborative and artist-led company, Ninefold’s 'Wyrd' has been envisioned, devised and created by its members.
DIRECTION: Shy Magsalin
PERFORMING & DEVISING: Aslam Abdus-samad, Erica J Brennan, Victoria Greiner, Gideon Payten-Griffiths, Melissa Hume, Paul Musumeci, Shane Russon, Jessica Saras, Tabitha Woo.
LIGHTING DESIGN: Liam O’Keefe
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Victor Kalka
SOUND COMPOSITION: Melanie Herbert
Ninefold is a Sydney-based theatre ensemble and one of PACT's resident companies for 2018-19. Founded by Shy Magsalin, the company was formed to investigate highly rigorous and disciplined ensemble performance-making. In 2016 they created their award-winning ‘Tragedy of Antigone' (Best Production, Best Lead Female Actor: Erica Brennan, Best Direction: Shy Magsalin The Buzz from Sydney) and presented the site-specific Tri-Becket at Don Bank Museum in North Sydney.
The performing ensemble train in the Suzuki Method of Actor Training, a highly rigorous discipline designed to develop a highly articulate body capable of expressing and communicating with power and precision.
The Ninefold ensemble is an atPACT Resident Company.
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